Immigrants to Testify at City Council Hearing on D.C. Driver’s License Bill

The bill would allow tens of thousands of immigrants to drive safely and legally. Council Members Graham and Grosso to Join Coalition Rally before Hearing .


What:           Rally & City Council hearing for DC Driver’s License bill

Where:  In front of the John A. Wilson Building: 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC

When:           Rally at 10:30 AM, Council hearing at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 6, 2013

Who:            D.C. City Council members Jim Graham and David Grosso

The D.C. Coalition for Immigrant Rights which includes over 20 community, labor, and faith organizations such as the 32BJ SEIU, ACLU-NCA, CARECEN, AYUDA, Many Languages One Voice, Jews United for Justice, Jobs with Justice, Workers United, the Latino Economic Development Center, Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, and more Immigrants and their families


Washington, DC – Immigrants, supporters and 32BJ SEIU Vice President Jaime Contreras will testify this morning at a D.C. City Council hearing on legislation that would allow all eligible District residents the right to obtain a driver’s license or D.C. identification card, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The group will tout the wide-reaching benefits of the bill and encourage city leaders to ensure that final legislation is the nation’s strongest, by making identical licenses available to all D.C. residents.

Council members Jim Graham and David Grosso will join the immigrant coalition at a rally this morning before the hearing.

With more than 125,000 members in nine states, including 17,000 in the D.C. Metropolitan Area, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country. 32BJ is one of the largest unions in the country representing immigrant workers who come from over 60 different countries.

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